Weiqin Zou

Ph.D, Associate Professor
College of Computer Science and Technology
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA)

Office: Room 209, College of Computer Science and Technology Building # 2, NUAA
Email: weiqin@nuaa.edu.cn
Tel: +86-xxx-xxx (later)


Education & Employment

Research Interest

My research focuses on mining softare repositories (e.g., bug reports, GitHub data) to uncover interesting and actionable information to help improve software quality and developer productivity. I have employed and developed techniques including natural language processing, machine learning, and program analysis to transform passive software engineering data into new insights and automated tools like bug triaging and bug localization tools.


DBLP | Google Scholar]
[TSE19] Weiqin Zou, David Lo, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Xuan-Bach D. Le, Xin Xia, Yang Feng, Zhenyu Chen, and Baowen Xu, "Smart contract development: Challenges and opportunities." IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (2019). [Paper]
[arXiv19] Haoran Wu, Xingya Wang, Jiehui Xu, Weiqin Zou, Lingming Zhang, and Zhenyu Chen. "Mutation testing for ethereum smart contract." arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.03707 (2019). [Paper]
[EMSE19] Weiqin Zou, Jifeng Xuan, Xiaoyuan Xie, Zhenyu Chen, and Baowen Xu. "How does code style inconsistency affect pull request integration? An exploratory study on 117 GitHub projects." Empirical Software Engineering 24, no. 6 (2019): 3871-3903. [Paper]
[QRS19] Weiqin Zou, Weiqiang Zhang, Xin Xia, Reid Holmes, and Zhenyu Chen. "Branch Use in Practice: A Large-Scale Empirical Study of 2,923 Projects on GitHub." In 2019 IEEE 19th International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security (QRS), pp. 306-317. IEEE, 2019. [Paper]
[TSE18] Weiqin Zou, David Lo, Zhenyu Chen, Xin Xia, Yang Feng, and Baowen Xu. "How practitioners perceive automated bug report management techniques." IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (2018). [Paper]
[ICSME18] Xin Zhang, Yang Chen, Yongfeng Gu, Weiqin Zou, Xiaoyuan Xie, Xiangyang Jia, and Jifeng Xuan. "How do multiple pull requests change the same code: A study of competing pull requests in github." In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME), pp. 228-239. IEEE, 2018. [Paper]
[APSEC18] Lisha Li, Zhilei Ren, Xiaochen Li, Weiqin Zou, and He Jiang. "How are Issue Units Linked? Empirical Study on the Linking Behavior in GitHub." In 2018 25th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC), pp. 386-395. IEEE, 2018. [Paper]
[COMPSAC15] Weiqin Zou, Xin Xia, Weiqiang Zhang, Zhenyu Chen, and David Lo. "An empirical study of bug fixing rate." In 2015 IEEE 39th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, vol. 2, pp. 254-263. IEEE, 2015. [Paper]
[TKDE15] Jifeng Xuan, He Jiang, Yan Hu, Zhilei Ren, Weiqin Zou, Zhongxuan Luo, and Xindong Wu. "Towards effective bug triage with software data reduction techniques." IEEE transactions on knowledge and data engineering 27, no. 1 (2014): 264-280. [Paper]
[ICSE12] Jifeng Xuan, He Jiang, Zhilei Ren, and Weiqin Zou. "Developer prioritization in bug repositories." In 2012 34th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), pp. 25-35. IEEE, 2012. [Paper]
[COMPSAC11] Weiqin Zou, Yan Hu, Jifeng Xuan, and He Jiang. "Towards training set reduction for bug triage." In 2011 IEEE 35th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, pp. 576-581. IEEE, 2011. [Paper]

Academic Service

Reviewer, IEEE Software
Reviewer, JSS (Journal of Systems and Software)
Reviewer, Internetware 2018 (The 10th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Internetware)
Reviewer, ISSRE 2018 (The 29th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering)
Reviewer, Internetware 2017 (The 9th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Internetware)
PC member, DSA 2019 (International Workshop on Dependable Software and Applications)
PC member, SATEI 2016 (Conference on Software Analysis, Testing and Evolution for Industry)
PC member, TSA 2016 (The 3rd International Conference on Trustworthy Systems and Their Applications)
2018     The program B for Outstanding PhD candidate Nanjing University
2018     Second-Class Scholarship Nanjing University
2017     Second-Class Scholarship Nanjing University
2010     Outstanding Graduate Dalian University of Technology

More About Me

My hobbies are reading books (e.g., literature novels and history books), watching anime (mainly Japanese), swimming, travelling, etc.
I am always trying to figure out what I want, what life I want to lead, and still not getting the answer, haha.
Always on the way...